Which league judge had a falling star at the space museum?

In the latest Comic Book Legends Revealed, find out if a Justice Leaguer was destined to have a falling star in the Space Museum feature?

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Gerry Conway had a Justice Leaguer in mind to have a descendant later star in the Space Museum feature



In the 1950s, DC Comics had a lot of success with science fiction comics like strange adventures and mystery in space. One problem with anthologies is that it’s hard to come up with a new idea for each issue, especially since there were multiple stories in each issue. Therefore, writers often tried to come up with recurring elements.

One of the best was Gardner Fox’s “Space Museum,” which was first drawn by Mike Sekowsky, but Carmine Infantino later took over the feature.

The Space Museum setup was extremely simple. Howard Parker and his son Tommy visited the Space Museum every month (the Space Museum came every three months to strange adventures) and when they visited, Tommy would see an artifact, which would lead to a story about the significance of that object (often the object was seemingly ordinary).

Then there would be an interesting story and, in the end,

When Infantino took over the art duties for the feature, it REALLY took off…

Anyway, Gerry Conway was a fan of the feature, so he wrote a great tribute to it in Justice League of America #206, featuring special artwork by Infantino himself (inks by Romeo Tanghal)!

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The story opens in the distant future, where Tommy from the original Space Museum stories is now an adult and takes his young son, Gardner (nice attention), to the Space Museum…

Of course, this time the exhibit is about the Justice League of America…

Thomas then informs his son of the story, and promises him a surprise at the end of the tale…

The story then becomes, of course, the Justice League adventure for this issue, with the Justice League going up against The Demons Three.

At the end of the issue, when the story ends, Gardner wonders how his father knows this story so well, and that’s when Thomas reveals that one of these Justice Leaguers was their ancestor!

Pretty cool, right?

But WHO was destined to have a descending star in the Space Museum feature?

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I asked Gerry Conway about this a while ago, and he explained that he didn’t have a particular Justice League member in mind for the story, as that was just an interesting element to add at the end of the story to give it some punch. He no longer thinks about it beyond this basic concept that one of the Justice Leaguers’ descendants is related to Thomas and Gardner.

I’m pretty sure someone asked me about this particular one, but I can’t find it in my notes. Don’t hesitate to leave me a message if you want a credit! The easiest way for me to find out who to credit is to email me your suggestions, because I can always search my emails easily, while I can’t search Facebook messages at all, you know?

Thanks to Gerry Conway for the information!


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